St. Anthony of Padua Church

St. Anthony of Padua: Worker of Wonders in Word and Deed

By Fr. Russell Becker, OFM “The Church proclaims the Paschal Mystery achieved in the saints who have suffered and have been glorified with Christ. She proposes them to the faithful as examples, drawing all to the Father through Christ; and through them, she pleads for God’s...
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Really, Would You Do It With Me?

By Br. Casey Cole, OFM During a trip to Greenville, S.C., last month, Br. Casey Cole, OFM, spoke to parishioners of St. Anthony of Padua Church during several weekend Masses. Describing God’s constant and supportive presence in our lives, he shared a bit of his own...
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A Day in the Life of a Friar: Leading a Vibrant Southern Parish

Men who contact our office frequently ask, “What is a typical day in the life of a friar?” This is difficult to answer because there really is no “typical day.” A day in the life of a friar is as varied and ever-changing as the number of friars in our Province and the diversity...
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My Wonderful Franciscan Journey

Francis discerned his call from God over a period of time; it did not happen overnight. Each person hears his or her calling in a different way, under different circumstances. As seen in Fr. Jud’s vocation story below, meeting individual friars and a personal invitation made all...
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How Volunteer Ministry Helped Me Discern My Vocation

Until two years ago, I had never considered religious life; it was too hard, too pious, and I hadn’t met anyone in religious life to whom I could relate. I knew I was called to ministry but, like much of my generation, I had limited knowledge of consecrated life, and the idea of...
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